Learning family vocabulary
To practise listening skills
Functional language and speaking
Procedure (32-52 minutes)
T writes scrambled letters on the WB and asks SS to guess what the word is by putting the words together in order. T asks SS what's an example of a special day? SS say "birthday". once the meaning is clear, I will drill on the pronunciation of the "th" sound. T asks SS to match the pictures from handout # 1 (exercise 1 page 26) with the special days they see written on the WB. T asks SS to check their answers with a partner. T does WC FB.
T asks SS to look at the numbers written on the WB. T ask SS to read them aloud. T asks SS to tell her about the order of the numbers. T writes their answers and drills on the pronunciation of 1st. 2nd. 3rd, etc...
Skim listening: T asks SS to listen to 5 conversations (R 3.7) and try to figure out which special day they are talking about. T plays the recording while students listen. T writes numbers 1 2 3 4 5 on the WB and waits for SS' answers. T asks SS to check for answers with their peers. Scan listening: T asks SS to listen to the same 5 conversations for a second time but now they are answering the following question: "what relationship do these people have?" T waits for SS' answers. T writes the answers on the WB.
1st Task: T asks SS to pick a strip of colored paper. Once SS are paired up, T shows handout # 2 to SS and asks them to complete the sentences by writing the missing letters. SS check for answers with their partner then T does WC FB. 2nd Task: T ask SS to sit back to back with their partner. T demonstrates with one S. T gives S a list of numbers (Handout # 3) that he or she must say aloud to me. I write the number that I hear. T asks SS to do the same with their partner. SS check answers with each other. Once they finish T ask SS to switch roles. SS check again with their partner for answers and T does WC FB.
T demonstrates the next task by asking one S "when is your birthday?" S answers "November 10th". T pretends to write it down on handout # 4. T asks another S the same question and pretends to write the answer on the handout again. T tell SS to do the same with all their classmates. T asks some ICQ's "Are we supposed to ask questions? yes. Are we supposed to write the answers down?" yes. T asks SS to stand up and find a classmate. Once SS finish, T does WC FB.